Thinai Thengai Sadam, Kadalai Sundal ~ Day 4

Foxtail Millet Coconut Rice

Thinai Thengai Sadam is made similar to the regular Thengai Sadam using rice. The tiny boiled grains tastes very good in this version. Thinai Thengai Sadam and Kadalai Sundal is the Neivedyam for Navratri Day 4. Check out the other Navratri Special Dishes. Thinai Thengai Sadam Ingredients Needed: 1/2 cup Foxtail Millet / Thinai 1 […]

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Pulihora, Kadalai Paruppu Sundal ~ Day 2

Pulihora - Spicy Tamarind Rice

Navratri Day 2 prasadam was this spicy Pulihora made with a spice powder and has a long shelf life. This also works very well if you want to make it ahead. This version of Pulihora or the Spicy Tamarind Rice, is different from all the different Pulihora recipes I have. Pulihora is made with a spicy […]

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Samai Khara Ven Pongal, Sakkarai Pongal Day 1

Ven Pongal

Navratri begins today and for day 1 Neivedyam it was Ven Pongal and Sakkarai Pongal. Since I have already made Ven Pongal in different combinations, thought of including Samai and made this dish. The sweet was Sakkarai Pongal and since I made sakkarai pongal every Tuesday for Ganapathi Homan, the method I am following to […]

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No Onion No Tomato Aloo Sabzi

No Onion No Tomato Aloo Sabzi

No Onion No Tomato Aloo Sabzi is an easy side dish for poori and is very simple to make. When I decided to make some stuffed pooris like Yellow Pumpkin stuffed pooris, I wanted some easy and simple side dish and what else is better than a potato dish which is easy as well. I […]

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Masala Aloo Stuffed Paratha

Masala Aloo Stuffed Paratha

Masala Aloo Stuffed Paratha is an easy breakfast dish and makes a filling dish for any meal. This paratha is a spicy paratha made with Masala powder spiced aloo masala. I was inspired to make this when I saw Srujan, one of those bloggers I follow on Instagram. I enjoy checking out her Lunch boxes […]

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Thavalai Dosa | Tamil Nada Special Thavala Dosa

Thavalai Dosa

Thavalai means a vessel in Tamil and this Thavalai Dosai refers to the Dosai that is cooked in a small wok/Kadai referred to as the ‘Appachatti’. Thavala Dosa is a specialty dish from North Arcot District of Tamil Nadu. This is one of those No Ferment Dosa I selected and made together in the batch […]

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Mamidikaya Pesarapappu | Andhra Style Mango Moong Dal

Mamidikaya Pesarapappu

Mamidikaya Pesarapappu is an Andhra Style Mango Moong Dal with just season special unripe mango. This makes an excellent side dish with steamed rice and Avakaya or Andhra Mango Pickle. As I was telling about my mini vacation with my parents, I made it a point to cook all their favorite dishes. One such dish […]

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Bajji Milagai Chutney ~ Side Dish for Dosas

Bajji Milagai Chutney

Bajji Milagai Chutney is a lip smacking spicy chutney that can be served with Dosas or Idlis. This is a healthy chutney that can be made easily using the long green pepper used for making bajjis. We already have a version of chutney with this bajji pepper, however, there are so many variations you can […]

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How to make Maharashtrian Amti

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Maharashtrian Amti is comforting dal spiced with the cuisine’s special Goda masala. You can serve this dal with rice or roti as well. When I picked up Maharashtrian Thali to make, I completely forgot that I haven’t made their popular Amti yet. I always thought I had already done it. So when I was planning […]

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Rajasthani Moong Ki Dal

Rajasthani Dal

Rajasthani Moong Ki Dal is one of the simplest dal that is very light and so very easy to cook. This makes a wonderful side dish when you plan a feast featuring Rajasthani Khanna. While simple Moong Ki Dal / Pesarapappu Kura is very commonly made at home, when Vaishali suggested I make this for […]

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Chettinad Sauteed Sweet Potato

Chettinad Sauteed Sweet Potato

Chettinad Sauteed Sweet Potato is a dry stir fry made with boiled sweet potatoes in a mix of spices that make it get to just snack on or as a side dish. Sweet Potatoes are delicious just boiled. We mostly enjoy it as such, though during growing up I remember mixing sugar and enjoying as […]

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